It was announced back in December that Luc Besson was adapting his Transporter franchise, which starred Jason Statham, into a teleivsion series. Now word comes via Deadline that Cinemax has greenlit the series to run on their network, signing an order for 12 episodes:
Transporter, the series, will center on professional transporter Frank Martin, played in the movies by Jason Statham. Operating in a seedy underworld of dangerous criminals and desperate players, Martin can always be counted on to get the job done — discreetly. He has three rules: Never change the deal, no names and never open the package.
I actually kind of like this idea, especially much better than if it had been picked up on a major network. At least there shouldn’t have to be any compromises regarding content. The film franchise had run its course and it’s a good enough idea if Besson can find someone to pull off the physicality of the role.
I just hope they don’t skimp on the grease…